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Posted - Tuesday, January 16, 2007  -  1:31 PM Reply with quote
sermon 146 of Nahjul-Balaghah: "You should know that you will never know guidance unless you know who abandons it, nor will you abide by the Book (Qur'an) unless you know who contradicts it, and you will never uphold it unless you know who has discarded it; so, seek that from those who possess it, for they are the life of knowledge and the death of ignorance. They are the ones whose judgment informs you of their knowledge, their silence of their power of speech, their outer appearance of their inner selves; they neither violate the religion, nor do they differ among themselves about it, while it is among them a truthful witness and a silent speaker."

Posted - Wednesday, January 17, 2007  -  12:33 PM Reply with quote
Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn’t learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn’t learn a little,
at least we didn’t get sick,
and if we got sick,
at least we didn’t die;
so, let us be thankful.

-The Buddha

Posted - Wednesday, January 17, 2007  -  8:23 PM Reply with quote

"One should not behave towards others in a way which is disagreeable to oneself. This is the essence of morality....." - Mahabharata, Anusasana Parva, 18:113:8


"As you see yourself, see others as well; only then will you become a partner in heaven." Bhagat Kabir GGS 480


"Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." (Udana-Varga 5:18)


"Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD." Leviticus 19:18


“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:1


"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." (Sunnah. Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi 13)

"Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you." — Muhammad, The Farewell Sermon.


"What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others."
-- Analects of Confucius, Chapter 15, Verse 23


“The seeker should not wish for others that which he does not wish for himself, ........” Baha’u’llah Kitab-i-Iqan 194, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah 125.266


"You should always ask yourself what would happen if everyone did what you are doing." (Jean-Paul Sartre)

One should be "contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow against himself." (Thomas Hobbes)

"May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me." (Plato)

And my favorite - the Categorical Imperative of Imamnuel Kant:

"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law."


Posted - Sunday, January 21, 2007  -  12:00 PM Reply with quote
"kya waqayi mard is qabil hai ke aurat uski brabri ke khwab dekhe."

hasan nisar

Posted - Monday, January 22, 2007  -  5:10 AM Reply with quote
Abide by the truth even if your shadow deserts you."Imam Ameen Ahsan Islahi (ra)"

Posted - Monday, January 22, 2007  -  2:49 PM Reply with quote

.....their silence of their power of speech...........
Yeh baat kuch hazam naheen huee

It is intersting to read your posts, but I am reminded of what the poet said: 'Auronke fasaane yaad rahe, Apni haqeequat bhool gaye.'

Please tell me what is this 'Nahjul-Balaghah'

Posted - Monday, January 22, 2007  -  10:32 PM Reply with quote
Nahjul Balagha
by Ali-Ibne-Abu Talib

Posted - Tuesday, January 23, 2007  -  1:28 AM Reply with quote

Nahjul Balagha
by Ali-Ibne-Abu Talib

In what language is this book? Where is this book available? (ref. publisher, printer, bookstore etc.) Please also tell me the names of some of of the other books by the same author.

Posted - Tuesday, January 23, 2007  -  6:54 AM Reply with quote


Nahjul Balagha
by Ali-Ibne-Abu Talib

In what language is this book? Where is this book available? (ref. publisher, printer, bookstore etc.) Please also tell me the names of some of of the other books by the same author.

plz find it here

Posted - Tuesday, January 23, 2007  -  6:56 AM Reply with quote
it is available in english,urdu and arabic. It includes the sayings of hazrat Ali rta.This book is obviously held in great esteem by shiaat muslims. for further info put nahajul balagha in google search.

Posted - Friday, January 26, 2007  -  4:01 AM Reply with quote
Thanks, Roshan and Waseem for the info.

Posted - Friday, January 26, 2007  -  8:26 PM Reply with quote
(Read even if you're busy)
from another web site
Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address
he said,

"We can't keep Muslims from going to Mosque."

"We can't keep them from reading their Quran and knowing the truth."

"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with
their Allah and his messenger Muhammad."

"Once they gain that connection with Allah, our power over them is

"So let them go to their Mosques; let them have their covered dish
dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a
relationship with Allah and his messnger Muhammad."

"This is what I want you to do," said the devil

"Distract them from gaining hold of their Allah and maintaining that
vital connection throughout their day!"

"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.

"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable
schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.

"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."

"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to
work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their
empty lifestyles."

"Keep them from spending time with their children."

"As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape
from the pressures of work!"

"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small

"Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive."

keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and
see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays music

"This will jam their minds and break that union with Allah and his
messenger Muhammad."

"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers."

"Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day."

"Invade their driving moments with billboards."

"Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs,
sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering
free products, services and false hopes."

"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their
husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and
they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. "

"Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night."

Give them headaches too!

"If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin
to look elsewhere."

"That will fragment their families quickly!"

"Give them story books to distract them from teaching their children
the real meaning of Salat."

"Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on Allah's
creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays,
concerts, and movies instead. "Keep them busy, busy, busy!"

"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip
and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences."

"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek
power from Allah."

"Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their
health and family for the good of the cause."

"It will work!" "It will work!"

It was quite a plan!

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Muslims everywhere
to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.

Having little time for their Allah or their families.

Having no time to tell others about the power of Allah and his
messenger Muhammad to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?

You be the judge!!!!!

Does "BUSY" mean:


Posted - Friday, January 26, 2007  -  8:29 PM Reply with quote
"When we long for a life with no difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure." - Peter Marshall

Posted - Saturday, January 27, 2007  -  5:08 AM Reply with quote

Does "BUSY" mean:

Please read the use of the word busy in the Quran and Hadeeth (three examples shown) and you will understand how wrong it is to interpret the meaning of the word this way.

Surah : Ya-Sin (36):55

إِنَّ أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ الْيَوْمَ فِي شُغُلٍ فَاكِهُونَ
Verily, the dwellers of the Paradise, that Day, will be busy in joyful things. (Ya-Sin 36:55)

Sahih Al-Bukhari:

(The Book of the Call to Prayer)

No. 645 Narrated Al-Aswad

That he asked 'Aisha "What did the Prophet use to do in his house?" She replied, "He used to keep himself busy serving his family and when it was the time for prayer he would go for it"

(The Book of Judgements)

No. 6700 Narrated Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari:

A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! By Allah, I fail to attend the morning congregational prayer because so-and-so (i.e., Muadh bin Jabal) prolongs the prayer when he leads us for it." I had never seen the Prophet more furious in giving advice than he was on that day. He then said, "O people! some of you make others dislike (good deeds, i.e. prayers etc). So whoever among you leads the people in prayer, he should shorten it because among them there are the old, the weak and the busy (needy having some jobs to do). (See Hadith No. 90, Vol. 1)

(The Book of Invocations)
No. 5990 Narrated 'Ali bin Abi Talib:

We were in the company of the Prophet on the day (of the battle) of Al-Khandaq (the Trench). The Prophet said, "May Allah fill their (the infidels') graves and houses with fire, as they have kept us so busy that we could not offer the middle prayer till the sun had set; and that prayer was the 'Asr prayer

Posted - Saturday, January 27, 2007  -  5:29 AM Reply with quote
Brother Abosait
The message here is not that we should remain idle and rest and sleep. The message is that instead of being busy in doing the amal i saleh and fullfilling Allah's obligations as is pointed out in your examples satan is keeping us away from doing the right work by keeping us busy in worldly affairs

Posted - Saturday, January 27, 2007  -  10:10 AM Reply with quote

Brother Abosait
satan is keeping us away from doing the right work by keeping us busy in worldly affairs

Brother Waseem, Shaitaan can only show us the wrong path (or put evil thoughts into our minds) but can he guide us towards it?

It is we who out of the free will granted to us choose to follow either his path or the path shown to us by Allah.

Thus what I say is that it is permissible to keep oneself busy in doing the right things but not in doing what the shaitan tells us to do.

Thus I disagree with your interpretation of the word busy to mean '....shaitaan's yoke.."

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